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SURVEILLANCE DEVICES ACT 1998


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 -- Preliminary  

   1.      Short title
            
   2.      Commencement
            
   3.      Interpretation
            
   4.      Application
            
   4AA.    Authority required for some investigations
            
   4A.     State police working for Australian Crime Commission

   PART 2 -- Regulation of installation and use of surveillance devices  

   5.      Regulation of use, installation and maintenance of listening devices
            
   6.      Regulation of use, installation and maintenance of optical surveillance devices
            
   7.      Regulation of use, installation and maintenance of tracking devices
            
   8.      Technical assistance

   PART 3 -- Restriction on publication or communication of private conversations and activities  

   9.      Prohibition of publication or communication of private conversations or activities
            
   10.     Admissibility in criminal proceedings of information inadvertently obtained
            
   11.     Presumption as to evidence obtained under warrant or emergency authorisation

   PART 4 -- Warrants and emergency authorisations

           Division 1 -- Judicial warrants  

   12.     Interpretation of “court”
            
   13.     Warrants for use etc. of surveillance devices
            
   14.     Warrants for maintenance and retrieval of certain tracking devices
            
   15.     Applications for warrants
            
   16.     Radio/telephone applications for warrants
            
   17.     Warrants issued following radio/telephone applications
            
   18.     Restriction on further radio/telephone applications
            
   18A.    Enhanced powers concerning surveillance devices
            
   19.     Extension of warrants

           Division 2 -- Emergency authorisations  

   20.     Emergency use of surveillance devices
            
   21.     Emergency authorisations
            
   22.     Retrieval of surveillance devices installed under emergency authorisations

           Division 3 -- Confidentiality  

   23.     Confidentiality

   PART 5 -- Use of surveillance devices in the public interest

           Division 1 -- General  

   24.     Interpretation
            
   25.     Unlawful act

           Division 2 -- Use of listening devices and optical surveillance devices in the public interest  

   26.     Use of listening devices in the public interest
            
   27.     Use of optical surveillance devices in the public interest

           Division 3 -- Emergency use of listening devices and optical surveillance devices in the public interest  

   28.     Emergency use of listening devices in the public interest
            
   29.     Emergency use of optical surveillance devices in the public interest
            
   30.     Report to a judge

           Division 4 -- Publication or communication in the public interest  

   31.     Order allowing publication or communication in the public interest
            
   32.     Application for a publication order
            
   33.     Confidentiality

   PART 6 -- Offences and enforcement provisions  

   34.     Possession of surveillance device for unlawful use
            
   35.     Unlawful removal or retrieval of surveillance device
            
   36.     Power to search
            
   37.     Report of finding surveillance device
            
   38.     Time limit for prosecutions
            
   39.     Offences by bodies corporate
            
   40.     Forfeiture

   PART 7 -- Miscellaneous  

   41.     Dealing with records obtained by surveillance devices
            
   42.     Exemption from personal liability
            
   43.     Annual reports
            
   43A.    Reports by Royal Commissions
            
   44.     Regulations
           Defined terms
           Compilation table


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